Heritage Journal

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This journal focusses on research conducted in cultural and natural heritage science. It can be accessed through the website of MDPI, an open access academic publisher, based in Basel, Switzerland.

The journal carries research articles, book reviews and other forms of communications that illustrate the use of sensing technologies, novel methods, best practices and policies, in conserving heritage sites. This includes sensing technologies for diagnostics and monitoring of architectural and artistic heritage; research in the domain of conservation and recovery of archaeological and architectural heritage; and the use of geosciences and allied earth observation technologies for implementing heritage risk assessment.

Some of the latest and most cited articles of the journal are:

  • Palmyrene Polychromy: Investigations of funerary portraits from Palmyra in the collections of the NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
  • The implementation of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention: Continuity and compatibility as qualifying conditions of integrity
  • Economic and societal impacts on cultural heritage sites, resulting from natural effects and climate change
  • Haitian archaeological heritage: Understanding its loss and paths to future preservation
  • Architectural heritage: A discussion on conservation and safety
  • When the ‘asset’ is livelihood: Making heritage with the maritime practitioners of Bagamoyo, Tanzania
  • Cultural heritage as a means for local development in Mediterranean historic cities—The need for an urban policy